BY Outgoing APTRA President Gary Daigneault
From basic first amendment rights to high technology, there
is something for every working or hopeful journalist at the
upcoming APTRA convention planned for March 1-2 at the Disney
California Adventure Park.
those wanting to break in to the business or looking to enhance
theirhire-ability, our opening session Friday night is a must.
You will hear fromtop talent consultants and agents, as well
as from working News Directorsin both TV and Radio on exactly
what they are looking for. National Talent Consultant Don
Fitzpatrick will lead this stellar panel. Afterward you will
get a special behind the scenes look at the newest Disney
On Saturday a must-attend primer on Freedom of the Press,
reporter, producer, and anchor needs to be aware of while
involving government information. A panel on Political Coverage
is just in
time for the upcoming elections and the latest in newsroom
be offered at 10:30.
Our own Hal Eisner, Dean of the APTRA Academy, will spell
out what is in
store for the academy this year!
During the afternoon, reporters who worked at Ground Zero
in New York will recount their challenges and experiences.
An opportunity to have your tapes reviewed by the best in
the business follows as well as technique sharing from award-winning
Join CNN Correspondent Frank Buckley as he tells how he covered
action in Afghanistan from the deck of an Aircraft Carrier
and then join a
Pulitzer Prize winner with insight on letting the picture
tell your story.
Then Saturday night the 50th annual Awards ceremony will
those who are setting our standards and culminate with a Lifetime
Achievement award for veteran newsman Hal Fishman.
Add all that in with a chance to network with the hardest
working folks in
Broadcast Journalism and you have a formula you wont
want to miss. To
make reservations go to www.aptra.org
About the Author
Gary Daigneault is the Program/News Director of KCDZ Radio
107.7 FM, in Joshua Tree, California. He's the current President
Associated Press Television and Radio Assn. for California
and Nevada. Gary's
also very active in Joshua Tree where he serves as Chairman
of the Joshua
Tree National Park Commission. He's also an Asst. Governor
Relations Chair for Rotary District 5330.